Newly married couple at Avoncroft Museum walking to windmill

Avoncroft Museum Wedding Photography

Olivia & James

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We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Rob and Sarah as our wedding photographers. In our first meeting, they were really friendly and seemed to offer exactly what we wanted in terms of capturing what the day felt like not just a series of posed photos. In the month leading up to the wedding they were very helpful in responding to all our questions about timings and other minor details, they really put our minds at ease.

When they sent us the photos themselves, we were absolutely blown away. Every single picture was incredible. The fact that they could literally be in two places at once really made a difference, for example being able to capture my nervousness with the groomsmen at the front of the church while my wife was getting ready just outside, and we felt we could relive the day just by watching the slideshow they put together.

Thank you so much Rob & Sarah! We couldn’t recommend you enough!

It’s been a little while since we’ve photographed an Avoncroft Museum wedding, but the place is so familiar we feel like we’ve never been away!  Having got married here ourselves and photographed the weddings of many other couples, Avoncroft is not only one of our most local wedding venues, but also one that really does hold special meaning for us. Oliva and James reached out to us more than a year in advance of their big day having seen our previous Avoncroft weddings.  This was simply a lovely day, with great weather (warm, sunny, but not too hot!) and a lovely bunch of people.


This was very much a local wedding with the ceremony taking place at Hanbury Church, just a short drive from Avoncroft.  It’s a church we’ve photographed at many times and we always like returning.  The church has special meaning for Olivia as several of her relatives got married here over the years.  Following the ceremony, they asked us if we could re-create a group photo that those previous weddings all had on the steps outside the church.  We’re happy to do so and it was quite touching to see that same set-up in old photos on display at the reception.


After a few minutes of ‘couple’ photos at the church, we made our way to Avoncroft Museum for the reception.  As with most of the weddings we’ve done here over the years the catering was handled by our friends Colin and Debbie of Complete Caterers who always put on a great spread for everyone.  We must also mention the cake – made by the bride herself!  Top job Olivia!  We can also confirm that the cake tasted as good as it looked 🙂

Avoncroft Museum was chosen as their reception venue for two very good reasons.  Firstly, it was local,  but more importantly because Olivia is an architect.  The venue’s many buildings – all carefully transplanted from their original locations – provided a fitting backdrop to their wedding.  Of course this meant that a couple photo session around the exhibits was a high priority and we had nigh on perfect conditions for it before the evening reception kicked off.

Although it’s lovely to travel to new areas for weddings, doing one so close to home – especially at Avoncroft – is something we’ll never get tired of.  Olivia and James’ day was full of colour, life and love and we absolutely relished it.  Thanks folks!  Enjoy the pictures…

Venues: Hanbury Church and Avoncroft Museum, Worcestershire
Catering: Colin and Debbie at Complete Caterers, Bromsgrove
Florals: Flowers by Anna Brian
Cake: The bride herself! 🙂
Evening band: InSession
Alterations for dresses & suits: Foster & Bloom Alterations, Alvechurch

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Avoncroft Museum wedding photographers Rob & Sarah Gillespie, husband-and-wife wedding photographers based in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

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